Property Department
Joint Office

The main activities and responsibilities are to oversee the process of verification and reconciliation of ex-Church property as established by the Ecclesiastical Act of 1992, as well as managing all the aspects involved in the registration of Government property, including data capturing.


  • Undertakes the verification and reconciliation of ex-Church property.
  • Ensure that all immovable assets belonging to the Government are protected by accelerating the process of property registration and reduce the risk of such property being lawfully misappropriated by third parties.
  • Ensure that the process of registration of Governemnt property is performed as established by the legislation / regulations in this regard.
  • Ensure that all the data, maps and documentation relevant to the business of the GPD is accurately captured within the system and / or updated accordingly.



Mr. Vincent Gilson

Gilson Vincent Mr. Vincent Gilson was born in Paola on the 1st September 1953. He received his primary education at the Paola Primary School and his secondary education at the Archbishop's Seminary in Floriana.

Mr. Gilson joined the Civil Service in 1975 as a Clerk at the Land Department. He worked in most sections of the same department with different responsibilities and in November 2006 he was appointed Assistant Director Enforcement in the same Department, then re-organized as the Government Property Division.

In November 2008, following consultation with the Church Authorities, Mr. Gilson was appointed as Director-Designate Joint Office, within the Government Property Division, Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Investment and in March 2009 he was appointed Director Joint Office. His main function is to administer the property transferred to the State by virtue of an agreement entered into between the Holy See and Malta on the 28 November 1991.

He is married to Miriam nee' Stafrace and has two children. He is involved in voluntary community work at Christ the King Parish Church, Paola.

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